Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, have joined forces to release Lotta Sea Lice, a collaboration as unique and creative. The album, as you might expect, is utterly unpredictable, yet feels strangely ‘right,’ as though the pair are just picking up a long running conversation. Unvarnished, there’s a real energy and humour to the work, rampedContinue reading “Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice”

NIAGARA – Escher Surfer

On Escher Surfer NIAGARA demonstrate a clear understanding of what makes pop tune and a half – electronic glitches, brooding psychedelic funk and a rousing chorus. Pulsing basslines ebb and flow underneath textured synths before building into a rave epic. The first single to taken from the Italian duo’s new album Hyperocean, to be released MayContinue reading “NIAGARA – Escher Surfer”

Quilt – Plaza

Quilt’s latest album Plaza is such a varied patchwork of multi layered folk, Americana, twiddling psych and choral music that at times I had to flick back to check I was still listening to the same band.  Evoking a sound of campestral serendipity and tawny shimmer, it’s a sharply executed album that reeks of wanderlustContinue reading “Quilt – Plaza”

Introducing…Hero Fisher

Hero Fisher‘s new album Delivery is steely, stark, and sexy. Full of edges, the tunes scratch at the skin like only an old lover can, but despite such resonance and immediacy, they’re not necessarily what Hero heard in the first place, and she acknowledges that it can be difficult to get what is in herContinue reading “Introducing…Hero Fisher”